Overflow allows sewage into McMillan Creek
FOR HUB CITY TIMES
MARSHFIELD – On the morning of Nov. 8, the City of Marshfield Wastewater Division discovered a sanitary sewer leak in the force main that serves the north one-third of the city. Work began immediately to make repairs to a 20-inch force main. City crews were able to make repairs and to stop the leak by 7:05 p.m.
City officials estimate the leak released approximately 950,000 gallons of untreated sanitary sewer flows into McMillan Creek (formerly known as Squaw Creek). City crews, along with several contracted waste haulers, immediately began pumping water from McMillan Creek to contain and mitigate the sanitary sewer overflow. Water removed has been delivered to the city’s wastewater plant for proper treatment.
City staff are continuing to work closely with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to properly collect and treat this sanitary sewer overflow. Until this clean up can be finalized the city is requesting the public refrain from using McMillan Creek from its intersection with Becker Road to its intersection with Stadt Road.
Please note this was a release to surface water only and this leak poses no hazard to the drinking water system within the city.
If there are questions related to this event, please contact the Public Works Department at (715) 486-2034 or the Wastewater Treatment Division at (715) 486-2007.